According to the official, Chervonozavodsky District Court of Kharkiv considered an appeal filed by Avakov’s defense lawyer against the opening of the criminal case against his client. The court decided that the criminal case was opened legally.
The investigation into the criminal case is in progress and the prosecutor’s office is requesting and examining the necessary documents.
As reported, on March 20, 2012 Chervonozavodsky court refused to cancel an instruction on the opening of the criminal case against Avakov. He is accused of illegally transferring 55 hectares of land near Pisochyn (Kharkiv region).